Local guide (staff pick)

The best day in Ireland (by Tess)

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Tess, our star receptionist at Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel in Dublin, Ireland,  went for a hike in Donegal, and ended up having a bit of adventure… Here, she talks about scenery, getting lost, man with a bloody apron, sleeping in a Read on

Salthill Galway backpackers guide

Blackrock Tower

Salthill is undoubtedly the nicest are in Galway to go and have a walk. Barnacles Galway hostel is located on the top of Quay street, and is therefore the closest hostel to Salthill area, and Wild Atlantic Way discovery points. Read on

Local guide to Galway

View from Salthill Promenade as the sun sets over Galway Bay

Next in the series of our local guides, we have some recommendations from lovely Karen who works in our Galway hostel. Our local guide to Galway series is here for you to see what our staff likes to do and Read on

Local guide to Dublin

hurling

We are kicking off our series of local guides for Dublin and Galway with few suggestions from Shane, manager in Temple bar hostel. Idea behind this is to give you a guide local guide to Dublin, something you wouldn’t necessarily Read on